Level 1-16 Peel Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone 08 8231 3131
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Photography by Sam Noonan (Images 4,5 and 6)
The 'lantern-like' form is is a significant beacon in the suburban landscape and can be seen softly glowing from the neighbouring streets. A strong architectural form which coexists sympathetically with the original residence
In contrast to the symmetrical organisation of the original house, the extension explores a more relaxed meandering of internal and external spaces.
A key design imperative was to allow garden spaces to appear as 'external rooms' - drawing in the exterior and enhancing the spatial experience of this tight site.
The high level 'lantern' catches daylight, dragging reflected light into the internal spaces. Bladed fins deflect incident afternoon and morning light and high level windows enhance the cross-ventilation.